Setting out on a motorhome hire holiday in Scotland is a great idea for anyone in love with adventure, luxury and liberation. At Ariescape, our motorhomes are renowned for their comfort and quality, allowing you to experience 5-star luxury living that you can take wherever you want.
Not only this but the road you choose to travel down is entirely yours. Whether you go east from Edinburgh to the wonders of Loch Awe or go north to visit the old castles of Braemar, the map of Scotland is entirely open and just waiting to give you the adventure you crave.
But Where Should You Go?
Choosing the right place to go in this country is easier said than done. Scotland is a maze of secrets and scenery. Its history runs deep and the adventure it provides changes around every corner.
Where will your road take you? When you place the keys in the ignition and step down upon the peddle, what path will you seek? There are the Borders, the Glens, the Highlands, but no two hills look the same. No two secrets whisper in the same voice and no adventure will even feel close to the next one you set out on.
This is why, if you are going on a motorhome holiday, it is important to sit back and pinpoint the places you want to visit the most. Rather than taking the chance and letting the wind guide the way, planning your travels is the best way to find an adventure that is best suited to you.
For those who are new to Scotland and need a bit of guidance, here are a few of our top destination picks that turn out to be just the adventure you are looking for:
1. For The Scenery – Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands
If you are travelling to Scotland because you’ve heard the scenery is good, then you’re in for a treat. The scenery is not only good, it is blockbuster-worthy spectacular. Places like Glen Coe, just north of the county of Argyll, will be recognised by some as the backdrop of the Harry Potter movies. Its gorgeous lakes, mountains and waterfalls are even more stunning in person. For those looking for a parking spot with a view, you cannot get much better than here.
2. For The History – Stirling Castle, Stirling
Sitting atop a vast, volcanic rock, Stirling Castle is a historic monument which is a symbol of national pride for all Scottish people. It was first spoken about in 1110, and since then it has been the household of many famous historical figures such as Mary Queen Of Scots, Robert The Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Those who are looking for an adventure revolving around history will not be disappointed.
3. For The Community – Linwater Caravan Park, Newbridge
If you are new to motorhome hire in Scotland, then you might not be familiar with the sense of community that can be found around many of the caravan parks throughout the country. Places like Linwater Caravan Park, for instance, can be a perfect place to sit back and share stories with fellow travellers like yourself. It is surrounded by tranquil countryside, but close to the vibrant city of Edinburgh, making it a perfect point to meet new people and spend a few more days exploring the city.
4. For The Mystery – Loch Ness, Inverness
You cannot hire a motorhome in Scotland without driving up to the mysterious shores of Loch Ness, in Inverness. Renowned for its deep, murky waters hiding a secret creature, this is a perfect spot to park up and simply watch the day go by. Who knows, out of the corner of your eye, you might even spot a hump or two emerging from the loch. Don’t worry, though, as soon as you look back, it’ll be gone.
5. For The Adventure – Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig
For those of you with children on board (or anyone who just wants a bit of thrill seeking), a trip up to Spean Bridge, in the parish of Kilmonivaig, will be just the key to unleash your adrenaline and experience the thrill of Scotland’s nature. There are a number of activity centres that will see you abseiling down steep, mossy cliffs and white water rafting through roaring, ice-blue rivers. If you’re worried about getting a little wet, don’t be. Unlike anyone else, you will have a motorhome parked just a few metres away. Perfect to make a hot cuppa, cuddle up in a blanket and get warm in no time.
The Adventure Is Waiting For You
These are just a few of the many adventures that are waiting to be experienced, but there are many more. No matter who you are and no matter what you are looking for, there is something for everyone in this country. No road is closed to you. All you have to do is decide where you want to go, pack your bags, and pick up those keys to unlock the roads.